The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0091  Monday, 2 March 2009

From:      Kelly Chesnutt <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:      Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 20:49:32 -0700
Subject: 20.0077 Titus Andronicus
Comment:   RE: SHK 20.0077 Titus Andronicus

I was also speechless, and hit delete immediately.

Kelly Chesnutt

[Editor's Note: Gosh, Titus Andronicus sounds like a rather typical punk 
band to me, deserving a listen, at least. Of course, Titus Andronicus, 
the name notwithstanding, cannot compare to one of my latest favorites, 
Vampire Weekend -- Indie, new wave, reggae combining African popular 
music and European classical music. And how can anyone not like a band 
with four guys from Columbia who have a terrific sense of humor, look 
like preppies, perform in button-down shirts and khaki pants, and sing a 
song about the Oxford comma: "Who gives a fuck about an oxford comma? / 
I've seen those english dramas too / They're cruel" -- Of course, "Too" 
is sung as two syllables to rhyme with cruel 
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_i1xk07o4g&feature=related> Now that 
I'm on the subject, for anyone with a love of all kinds of music, let me 
recommend my friend Bob Boilen's "All Songs Considered," a weekly 
program, available as streaming audio, a podcast, or a broadcast, and 
according to its NPR website a show that "melds contemporary music, live 
concerts, videos and artist interviews to offer a truly eclectic music 
mix." Bob left "All Things Considered" about a year ago to dedicate 
himself full-time to ASC, which he founded in 2000 as a response to 
queries about the music he selected for transitions between ATC 
segments. Since New Year's, Bob has introduced a few new features, some 
of which have inspired me to think about analogous offerings on 
SHAKSPER. If you haven't listened, you can find information "All SOngs 
Considered"at the NPR website: 
<http://www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=37&agg=1&ps=jt> ]

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